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Coronavirus at meatpacking plants worse than first thought, USA TODAY investigation finds

Coronavirus at meatpacking plants worse than first thought, USA TODAY investigation finds

Meatpacking plants coronavirus worse than thoughtA  rash of coronavirus outbreaks at dozens of  meatpacking plants across the nation is far more extensive than  previously thought, according to an exclusive review of cases by USA  TODAY and the Midwest Center for Investigative Reporting.

And it  could get worse. More than 150 of America’s largest meat processing  plants operate in counties where the rate of coronavirus infection is  already among the nation’s highest, based on the media outlets’ analysis  of slaughterhouse locations and county-level COVID-19 infection rates.

These facilities represent more than 1 in 3 of the nation’s biggest  beef, pork and poultry processing plants. Rates of infection around  these plants are higher than those of 75% of other U.S. counties, the  analysis found.

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